I have been several times, but this was our 2nd "Family trip" to Tirrenia, Italy. We knew what we wanted, shopped around and we weren't disappointed!
First of all, this is a "Beach Town" for tourists...just know that before you get here. Don't expect the "beautiful Tuscany countryside" because you aren't going to get it...If that's what you are looking for, then Tirrenia isn't for you.
As for the hotel, this is a small, family run hotel that is very clean and with great service. We were a bit skeptical at first because we would have preferred to stay a bit closer to the beach, but our first impression and impression throughout was that the hotel staff wanted to make us feel comfortable which put our minds at ease.
We are a family of 4 (kids 7 and 3 yrs) and the apartment was perfect for us. The two kids slept in the living/dining room and my Wife and I slept comfortably in the bedroom. No issues at all with the room as the AC worked correctly in both rooms and room service did a great job daily.
The downside to this hotel is that you will have to drive to one of the beaches and pay 12-15 Euro daily (none are included with this hotel as it is with many others) for use of an umbrella and chairs. And it's not near the middle of Tirrenia for the restaurants and nightlife, but that turned out as a plus for us.
As previously mentioned, a family with younger chidren so a 15 min walk to and from dinner was actually a nice way to end a long day and get back to a nice, quiet place to sleep. What we gave up in convenience and maybe even savings, we more than got back in comfort and relaxation.
We would definitely recommend this hotel...at least I know where we will be staying in the future!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bristol Tirrenia, Italy - Pisa